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Video: Careers in Data Science

Sharmila Mulligan '88, '94 MBA will be sharing more about her passion for data science with students interested in the field.

Join the Waldron Student-Alumni Connections Program for a conversation with Sharmila Mulligan '88, '94 MBA who will share more about the important work happening in the data science field. We will learn more about Sharmila's student experience along with the many amazing things she has done within the data science and analytics industry throughout her career.

More about Sharmila:

Sharmila is currently a strategic advisor, investor, and board member. Before this, she was chief strategy and marketing officer at Alteryx, the analytics automation company. She joined Alteryx in the company’s acquisition of ClearStory Data, a modern data analytics company enabling automated business insights from disparate data, where she served as Founder and CEO. Sharmila has spent 25-plus years building game-changing software companies in a variety of software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) markets.

Prior to Alteryx, Sharmila held executive roles at Aster Data Systems (acquired by Teradata Corporation), Hewlett-Packard (HP), Opsware (acquired by HP) and Netscape Communications, with previous roles at Microsoft and General Magic. She has driven the creation of several multi-billion-dollar market categories, including application servers, data center automation and Big Data analytics.


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